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Kent Fire and Rescue Service attends a range of incidents including fires, road crashes, flooding, rescues from height, mud or confined spaces. It also supports other agencies including Kent Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Martime and Coastguard Agency on a regular basis.

The incidents shown on this page are just a sample of those which may be of interest to the public and media.

Incident
Utility room fire in Birchington
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to St Mildred’s Avenue in Birchington to reports of a fire in a utility room. Two fire engines attended and crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire, which is believed to have started accidentally after hot smouldering paper, which had been used to fan the flames of a barbecue, had been put in a bin. There were no reported injuries. 
 
Following this, crews are urging Kent residents to always make sure items are fully cooled before being disposed of, as even a little remaining heat can cause bins to catch fire. This is especially true with disposable barbecues, and with hot weather forecast for today and tomorrow, firefighters are asking people to take care to prevent fires starting and intensifying in the dry, warm conditions. 
Start date and time
29/07/2020 20:35
Stop date and time
29/07/2020 20:57
Saint Mildred's Avenue
Birchington
Birchington
Kent
CT7
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
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